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RM303 mil for relocation of eight squatter settlements in JB

JOHOR BAHRU: Residents in eight squatter settlements along the banks of Sungai Tebrau will be offered affordable flat units with better amenities under the squatter resettlement programme.

According to the Media and Communications Unit (Medkom) of the Johor Menteri Besar's Office, the programme costing RM303 million was among the biggest in Johor currently.

"(Menteri Besar) Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman is scheduled to hand over the House Ownership Eligibility Certificates to community leaders in the eight settlements concerned tomorrow [April 29] in conjunction with his visit to the Johor Bahru parliamentary constituency," Medkom said in a statement today (April 28).

According to Medkom, the flats would be built by the Johor State Secretary Inc (a state government investment company) together with Tebrau Teguh Bhd, which was appointed joint developer and main contractor for the project.

Ten blocks of 11-storey flats equipped with public amenities would be built under the squatter resettlement programme and they will be located within a radius of 5km from their original settlements.

"The first group of residents will move into their new homes in early 2012," the statement said. -- Bernama

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